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  Back in the day, temporary employees were mainly unskilled office workers who did work for a handful of months, but today temps fill an array of jobs in any company. Staffing experts know the current talent market is one where temporary workers can have a shot at full-time employment at any given moment, and… Read more »

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  Greater than one-third of Americans will go on an extended vacation this year, according to AAA, and summer is by far the most popular time for workers to use their vacation time. With missing staff members and a surging economy this summer, your warehouse may end up being understaffed and struggling to meet demands…. Read more »

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  For manufacturing companies, great employees can make the difference between elite and mediocre products. Yet finding top talent for your manufacturing company can be challenging, particularly since you’re not the only company looking for top employees. To find great manufacturing candidates, you must go the extra mile to appeal to top talent. In today’s… Read more »

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  By Steven R. Drexel, President and CEO of the Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. family of companies   Summary On Friday July 6, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”) released its monthly summary of labor market activity covering June 2018. This was a much anticipated report given all the moving parts in the broader economic… Read more »

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  During the winter, when the snow is flying, it’s not hard to put your nose to the grindstone at work. In the summer, it’s much harder; anything from the beach to the golf course could be calling your name. Unfortunately, if you want to keep collecting a paycheck, you have to stay focused and… Read more »

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  By Steven R. Drexel, President and CEO of the Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. family of companies   As an Economist and seasoned staffing industry professional, I’m regularly asked to participate in several monthly surveys and discussions that predict key elements of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (“BLS”) press release describing The Employment Situation.  The… Read more »

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  By: Julie Nelson Although finding and holding on to top employees is crucial, eliminating toxic ones is even more integral. Toxic employees can appear to be great team members, but are actually undermining company operations, sometimes by participating in unethical or illegal behavior. Clearly, the issues associated with these employees outweigh the benefits. Sadly,… Read more »

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  By: Steve Krause In years past, employees were happy to give their all to a company in exchange for job security and a comfortable retirement. Today, professionals are less interested in making that level of commitment to their employer and more interested in the personal side of life. In fact, recent surveys show lack… Read more »

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  By: Drew Meisenheimer Engaged employees are happy to come in each morning. They feel good about the company they work for, feel inspired to do a good job and want to contribute. Engaged staff members are also more prone to innovate, deliver good customer services and advocate for your company, both online and in-person…. Read more »

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    By: Robert Lawrence Good questions are the backbone of any effective interview. They can not only determine if a candidate actually has the skills listed on their resume, good questions can also provide a substantial barometer on how each candidate might fit into the company’s existing culture. Before launching into a short list… Read more »